# How do you simplify the product (x + 7)(x + 5) and write it in standard form?

Jun 22, 2016

${x}^{2} + 12 x + 35$

#### Explanation:

Multiply each term in the first bracket by each term in the second bracket.

Commonly called the FOIL rule..Multiply the " Firsts, Outers Inners LAsts",

${x}^{2} + 5 x + 7 x + 35$

The two middle terms can be added.

${x}^{2} + 12 x + 35$